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Scott Hamilton With Strings

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton was so consistent on his many albums for Concord that none are throwaways. This particular one, though, is of lesser interest than most. Hamilton is backed by a 20-piece string section arranged by pianist Alan Broadbent, and largely sticks to slow ballads. His tone on tenor is typically beautiful and the music is quite tasteful, but it lacks much variety. No surprises occur in the arrangements everything is pretty and, although there is some double-timing, Hamilton's playing is consistently lyrical and a bit lazy, as if shy to shake up the proceedings. This CD is best experienced in small doses for, if played all the way through, the results...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton was so consistent on his many albums for Concord that none are throwaways. This particular one, though, is of lesser interest than most. Hamilton is backed by a 20-piece string section arranged by pianist Alan Broadbent, and largely sticks to slow ballads. His tone on tenor is typically beautiful and the music is quite tasteful, but it lacks much variety. No surprises occur in the arrangements everything is pretty and, although there is some double-timing, Hamilton's playing is consistently lyrical and a bit lazy, as if shy to shake up the proceedings. This CD is best experienced in small doses for, if played all the way through, the results are a bit sleepy and rather predictable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/1993
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431453826
  • Catalog Number: 4538
  • Sales rank: 86,973

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Hamilton Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Alan Broadbent Piano, Conductor
Murray Adler Violin, Concert Master
Israel Baker Violin
Mari Tsumura Violin
Robert Brosseau Violin
Jodi Burnett Cello
Darius Campo Violin
Bonnie Douglas Violin
Henry Ferber Violin
Frederick Seykora Cello
Juliann French Violin
James Getzoff Violin
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
Harris Goldman Violin
Endre Granat Violin
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Dennis Karmazyn Cello, Viola
Ray Kramer Cello, Viola
Roy McCurdy Drums
Bob Maize Bass
Gordon Marron Strings Violin
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Dan Neufeld Viola
Maria Newman Viola
Harry Shirinian Viola
Haim Shtrum Violin
Paul Shure Violin
John Wittenberg Violin
Ken Yerke Violin
Fred Seykoura Cello
Mari Tsumura-Botnick Violin
John Wittenbert Violin
Technical Credits
Peggy Lee Composer
Alan Broadbent Arranger, Composer, Director
Mercer Ellington Composer
Dave Frishberg Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
John Burk Producer, Executive Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
Phil Edwards Engineer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Roy McCurdy Contributor
Bob Maize Contributor
Johnny Mandel Composer
Nick Phillips Producer
James Van Heusen Composer
Phil Woods Composer
Peter Straub Liner Notes
Kent Judkins Art Direction
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Irving Gordon Composer
Earl Brent Composer
Ted White Engineer
Carl E. Jefferson Producer
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